In the last few days, CCC crews have assisted the cities of Ferndale (Humboldt County), East Palo Alto (San Mateo County) and Redding (Shasta County) by filling thousands of sandbags.
Corpsmembers from throughout the state are ready to help where needed during the current storms and potential flooding. The corpsmembers have completed both classroom instruction and hands-on training in floodfighting techniques.
CCC crews have learned proper techniques for sandbagging, building sandbags walls, protecting against a boil (leak) and using protective plastic to shore up levees against wave-wash erosion.
The CCC has a long history of floodfighting work and has filled more than 3.5 million sandbags since the program was established in 1976.